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good morning, sunshine. how are you? i'm robin meade. good to be back with you on a thursday morning. let's jump right into the news stories now. an fbi raid brings a cross-country terrorism investigation into people's back yards. what we're learning about the man at the center of a suspected bomb plot. plus, former president jimmy carter is not backing down. not only does he see racism against the angry opposition against president obama, he says it's time for action. and a pregnant women is said to have committed dozens of robberies with nothing more than sticky notes. interesting. first, though, we start with the latest on a terror plot
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investigation that is stechg from new york to colorado. yesterday the fbi raided the denver area apartment of a man suspected of having ties to al qaeda. agents were seen taking boxes of evidence out. an attorney for najibullah zazi suggests zazi is doing nothing wrong and is cooperating. neighbors are surprised. >> he's a really nice neighbor. you wouldn't suspect anything like this would happen here. >> he seemed normal, really nice, and i hope they're not all terrorists. if they're not, that's all great. if they are, we'd like to know so we can at least protect our family. >> well, just last week in new york police searched zazi's car twice. now in about ten minutes correspondent richard lui will explain what he was doing there on the anniversary of 9/11. zazi anyway. we shall learn more very soon about the yale graduate student killed days before her wedding. in less than an hour police in new haven, connecticut, are going to hold a news conference.
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yesterday they said that annie le had been strangled and that her killing was not a random act but they would not elaborate. right now police are -- have been staking out a hotel room belonging to this man, 24-year-old raymond clark. he's a technician in the same building where le worked and where her body was found stuffed in a basement wall. he is a person of interest in the case. cops certificasearch his apartm car and collected dna evidence from him. and here are some live pictures outside that hotel we just referenced here where police have been watching this hotel where the person has been staying. we'll bring you more as soon as we get more information. new this morning a suspected terrorist mastermind is dead. officials in indonesia say they killed him in a raid overnight. they have been hunting him for nine years. he's accused in having a role in several attacks including the two hotel bombings in jakarta in july.
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three others were killed in the raid. former president jimmy carter says racism is the cause of opposition to president obama. some say he shouldn't be president because he's african-american. he called on leaders of both parties to condemn unprecedented personal attacks against the president. >> when a radical fringe element of demonstrators and others begin to attack the president of the united states of america as an animal or as a reincarnation of adolf hitler, or when they wave signs in the air that says we should have buried obama with kenne kennedy, those kind of things are beyond the bounds of the way presidents have ever been accepted even with people who
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disagree. >> now on tuesday carter told nbc news that the same racist attitude motivated congressman joe wilson to shout "you lie" during president obama's health care speech last week. well, here's what wilson told "the washington times" yesterday when asked what he would say to carter. >> racist? >> i would say, mr. president, let's discuss health insurance reform. let's discuss the issues before us and i -- i respect the president and i would just tell him, hey, you need to get focused on the issue. >> well, yesterday a white house press secretary robert gibbs said president obama does not think that his skin color is behind people's opposition to his policies. another proposal to tax your soft drinks has bubbled up. a group wants a one cent tax on every ounce of soda and other sweet drinks. the idea was published in the
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new england journal of medicine. the authors say the tax would help soda drinkers lose two pounds a year. the american beverage association says that would not work. an update now on those videotaped stings of the community organizing group a.c.o.r.n. more videos show employees telling a couple how to hide prostitution money. >> when you buy the house with a backya backyard, you get a tin. if tom jones is going to come and beat you and want money, you get a tin and you bury it down in there. >> you get a tin and you bury it? oh, my god. you're going to remember the tapes were made by two conservative activists posing as a pimp and a prostitute. a.c.o.r.n. has announced a hiring freeze and new training programs for its employees. >> i've got over 700 employees and, you know, this is a handful
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of folks. i immediately took swift action and i said, you know what, we're going to look at this. we're going to make a review from top to bottom so that this thing never happens again. we work too hard to have some trumped up thing like this happen. >> well, the ceo says that four employees caught in the sting have been fired. when asked about what's shown on the tapes, fbi director robert muller told a senate committee the fbi would look into it. search dogs and special radar will go over the area today where jaycee duggard was allegedly held captive for 18 years. investigators found more bone fragments yesterday on the property owned by fill limb and nancy garrido and in a yard next door. they're being tested to see if they're human. police are investigating whether he was involved in disappearances of two other girls about 20 years ago. six minutes after the hour. i've had about enough of rain. how about you? if you're in an area repeatedly
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hit this week. morning, bob. we are stuck in the same weather pattern today and it's basically going to last the next couple of days, low-pressure center, the same one as yesterday. i even had to move the maps in the last three days. here are your lows spinning right around the surface low and the upper level low. when they're stacked up like that, they don't move very fast and that's what it's been the last few days. rain circulating around that low, be more heavy downpours through northern georgia and into tennessee and parts of the carolinas, too, getting soaked with heavy rain. look at dallas. a couple showers around that will rotate back in with heavier rain. more rain in store for you, unfortunately. lower parts of arkansas including little rock under a flash flood warning. an additional inch of rain today and most of it is falling shy of little rock with rain down to northern mississippi and alabama. showers and thunderstorms will be piling up as well near atlanta. bad travel day here. we'll talk about that, robin, in a couple of minutes. >> okay. thank you. here is a good reason to pack up and move. free money. the cash that one city, a
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all right. time for us to salute our troops. sarah randall wants to salute her husband, patrick randall, currently stationed in afghanistan. now she says that she and the kids miss him terribly. she says that he's trained with some of the most wonderful men and women she's ever had the honor to meet and her husband and these men and women are her kids' heroes. if you have somebody in the service go to cnn.com/robin so we can help you salute them. more details now on our top story. an afghan national at the center of a terror plot investigation fbi agents raided najibullah zazi's apartment in colorado yesterday. but this investigation started
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in new york. let's connect the dots. correspondent richard lui, what is this connection to new york? good morning. zazi's attorney says the client visited there last week for two reasons. first off to visit friends and then to take care of a problem with the coffee cart he co-owns 0. zazi drove a rental car from colorado to new york and then stayed at a friend's apartment in queens for one night. now that apartment is the same one that was raided on monday but by then zazi had already taken a flight back to colorado. >> okay. so police searched his car twice while he was in new york. >> right. >> what did they find? did they find anything suspicious nypd are not talking at the moment. zazi's attorneys are saying cops pulled zazi over on the george washington bridge for a random drug search. he was cleared of that. later his rental car was towed for supposed parking violations. he agreed to let them search the car and laptop inside.
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both have been returned to him. they do not know why he drove the rental car one way and flew back. you'll hear his attorney explain why he says this is all a misunderstanding. >> all right, richard, thank you. well, the fbi is investigating a possible hate crime near atlanta. >> there were no misdemeanors committed here. all of them are felonies. we are concerned. in fact, we're mad as hell. >> a woman says a man beat her outside a restaurant. that is new for you in the next 30 minutes. one city has a lot to offer you if you move there -- free money. now if you thought that $8,000 from the federal government for the first-time home buyers is a good deal, honey, our money expert jennifer westhoven says kansas city is offering you a lot more than that to buy a home there. >> $20,000 to pick up and move. now it is only, though, for first-time home buyers, called the dream home program in kansas
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city, missouri. they're really making sure they want to aim for the middle class not necessarily anybody who buys their first home. the homes can't be worth more than $150,000 but they'll give you the money up front. you can use it for your down payment and closing costs. it's technically a loan but you don't have to pay it back as long as you keep one promise -- you have to stay in that house. you have to live there for ten years. and that $20,000 comes on top of the federal money so that's $28,000 for a home. you may be thinking, you know, our state and local government's in trouble. how are they paying for this? well, they are using some of their federal government money that the area gets. if you've been avoiding your 401(k) statement, it is safe to look again. this is good news in a bad economy. we see some confidence coming back for the stock market. a rally for stocks last night carrying the dow up by a little more than 100 points taking it -- look at that -- it is only a little more than 200 points
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away from that 10,000 mark. this is the highest close we've seen since october, 9791. the nasdaq had new highs, too. you can see the big comeback we've been having. back to you. >> all right. thank you. let's follow that trend. my book is right now in bookstores and it's online as well. you can order it there called "morning sunshine! how to radiate confidence and feel it, too." let's talk about your self-esteem. how do you inspire self-confidence in other people? go to cnn.com/robin, click on the little e-mail link that's inside the content box. you can send us your tip and we will read through those. out of all those submissions we'll announce today's winner during the 9:00 a.m. eastern hour. you get a free autographed copy of the book. the grand prize is a trip to atlanta so we can meet you. police say they've caught a woman who went on a crime spree armed with nothing but sticky notes. (announcer) romano's macaroni grill
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soldiers are having trouble hiding from danger in afghanistan. u.s. army commanders in the war zone say that their soldiers' camouflage isn't effective because troops move through so many different kinds of terrain so the army has started testing two new patterns, darker colors aimed at helping soldiers blend in better in the woods. police say they've arrested a sticky note bandit. police accuse 31-year-old kathleen vincent of 37 thefts since may. they say when nobody's looking she will place a sticky note and ask the cashier to give her cash refund. she will pretend to need her money back. >> how much money is she making on average every day? >> i'd say roughly between $200 to $400 average. >> it's mind-boggling to me she's getting away with it. >> you have to hand it to her in these economic times, what a way
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to make a buck. >> vincent is pregnant and is now at a hospital. she and an alleged accomplice face charges of possessing stolen property and a stolen car. sticky note bandit. well, an nfl player's home has been vandalized after a mistake he made cost his team a win. now that is too much fandom. >> and i get that the fans are passionate, but this absolutely crosses the line. but to this guy's credit, he's got a good attitude about it. and welcome back, by the way. >> thanks. we are talking about buffalo bills cornerback who took the loss for the bills. he fumbled the kick return with his team leading and only a couple minutes left. the pats would go on to win so vandals wrote an obscenity on mckelvin's lawn. two 16-year-olds admitted to the crime, have since admitted to it. he says he's not sxwrup set. >> i don't want anybody to get
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avested or anything like that. it's been great. i hope it doesn't happen anymore. >> are they going to face charges? we'll have that later in the show. meanwhile, president barack obama turned the white house lawn into a sports complex trying to get the olympics to his hometown of chicago. look at that takedown. he and michelle hosted a group of u.s. olympians and paraolympians. they are hoping the iocc will give them the nod. they are in a tight race. they'll make the decision on october 2nd. >> wow. >> and brett favre, okay, he's been getting a lot of flak for flip-flopping on his retirement from yours truly but i can't argue with this. his jersey was the top selling jersey on nfl merchandising website for the entire summer. now together with his time with the packers and the jets an nfl spokesman says favre has sold more jerseys than anyone in nfl history. michael vick, who hasn't played
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a down yet with the eagles, was number four. >> really? >> number four. and jay cutler with the bears was number two. although after his last performance, i think some bears fans may be giving it back. >> thank you. some of chris brown's fans actually showed up to watch him start his community service for beating fellow singer rihanna. he cleared weeds and debris at police horse stables in virginia yesterday. it was the first day of 180 days of community labor for brown. he also has to pay for the extra guards there to protect him. the 2010 edition of "the guinness world records" is out today. for the first time in 20 years the world's tallest man stands more than 8 feet. he hopes the celebrity will, what else, help him meet lots of girls. a chinese diver retains the record for the highest water fall dive, a distance a mere 40
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feet. it's a water fall. i don't care if it's one foot. >> i thought it was the record for skimpiest bathing suit. did you see this guy? >> exactly. >> what's up, robin? good morning to you. let me show you what's happening now. robin talked about it before. the rain just won't end. look at atlanta. the low clouds are back. at least this time you're not getting covered up with the skyscrapers. those clouds will thicken. more thunderstorms in the forecast for you. heavy rain throughout the south. with airplanes in the air we do have a bunch. you can see most of them steering away from the thunderstorms tennessee into arkansas. more showers, more thunderstorms near atlanta. we're going to get delays out of that shortly. here is what we have for the day. atlanta/dallas, one hour or more. riding through the northeast this morning. watch for 30-minute to one-hour delays and light showers. otherwise charlotte, tampa, memphis thunderstorms and then
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san francisco bay area fog for the morning. more of that, robin, in half an hour. thank you, dear. we told you about the toddler who pitched back dad's foul ball catch? well, now hear about the father's new fans. )d)d)d)d)d)d)d
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in about 30 minutes we may learn more about the man police are calling a person of interest in the killing of a yale graduate student. raymond clark is a technician in the building where annie le was found strangled over the weekend. they collected dna samples from him and searched his apartment and car. former president jimmy carter is repeating his claim that racism drives some of the nastiest opposition to president obama. he told students at emery university last night that party leaders should condemn the kind of attacks seen at protests like signs portraying obama as a nazi or an animal. at least nine people are dead after a suicide bombing hit a nato military convoy in
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afghanistan's capital. the attack happened right near the u.s. embassy and an american military base. an italian official says six italian soldiers were killed. the taliban is claiming responsibility. hey, who is your favorite beatle? according to a zogby poll nearly 30% of those questioned think it's paul mccartney. 22% of the people surveyed said they just don't like the beatles. come on! the poll comes as reissues of the beatles music are pushing up sales. how can you not like the beatles? all right. bob? those are some of the headlines we're following 0. good morning. i'm robin meade. the man at the center of an fbi terror investigation will go in for questioning again today. agents raided najibullah zazi's home near denver yesterday. monday they searched an apartment that he visited in new
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york last week. the fbi isn't talking about any evidence they might have against him. all right, correspondent richard lui joins us now. he appears to be cooperating. >> zazi's attorney says he agreed to give writing, fingerprint and dna samples to agents yesterday. he insists this is all a misunderstanding. take a listen. >> he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and he happened to be a person of middle eastern descent who went to a house right around september 11th that was being watched by the fbi. and that's drawn some attention to him. we're hoping to clear that away, clear any suspicion as soon as possible. >> zazi's attorney says his client has no ties to terrorism here. he recently visited pakistan but his aunt there says that's because his wife lives there and is hoping to bring her to the u.s. soon. >> there have been two raids so far in connection with this investigation. there's been no arrests though. why is that? >> agents did not find anything
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in monday's raids in new york. according to a source close to the investigation, that source saying there's growing concern police may have jumped the gun and moved in too early there. fbi director robert muller told a senate committee yesterday he did not think the investigation, robin, revealed any imminent danger to the country. >> richard, thank you so much. we'll watch the story. president obama may be ready to drop portions of a planned missile defense system in europe. the president has already told the czech premier it is going to happen. the white house says he hasn't finished a seven-month review of the plan. russia has strongly opposed the idea. a soldier who gave his life in afghanistan is going to get a posthumous medal of honor today. the parents of jared monti will be at the white house this afternoon. monti gave his life to save a comrade in afghanistan. >> he died doing what he felt he had to do.
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it didn't matter the end result because that was him. he just did what the soldiers creed said. you never leave a soldier behind. >> well, this will be the first medal of honor awarded by president obama. a woman who was blind for nine years can see again because of her tooth. doctors used a procedure never done in the united states before. they implanted a tooth to grow some eye tissue. then the tooth was used to hold up a prosthetic lens. >> that is amazing. just look at the clouds. >> yeah. the procedure has been done about 600 times worldwide. kay thornton's eyes were scarred in an apparent reaction to medication. wow. what a reaction for her to
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actually see again. >> that's amazing. >> it really is. a tooth! >> so the tooth fairy is on to something. not just an eccentric old lady. have a use for the tooth. >> 30 minutes past the hour. how are you? a lot of rain still. >> heavy rain. it's arkansas, too. most of the numbers come in from arkansas just yesterday. a 24-hour period. this is just amazing. 8.36 inches of rain in mena, arkansas. even north little rock 3.31 inches of rain. the rain was hard at times. it continues to come down this morning but basically south of the region. here is your swirling low. you can see the low going around the circulation is zeroing in the area north of dallas through oklahoma this afternoon in to arkansas, going in to louisiana, too. mississippi, heavy rain for you as well. but right now the flash flood watches and warnings are all around arkansas. western parts and into tennessee, too. 1 1/2 inches of rain a possibility today. let me show you some video
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coming out. that's near little rock, arkansas. flash flooding from yesterday. radar estimates about two to four inches of rain in a 24-hour period from yesterday. they actually had to shut down portions of the state park which they hardly ever do. that's the flash flooding. where is the rain also falling around little rock? it's going to be there today. an inch to an inch and a half of rain stretching back to nashville, murphysboro getting rain, too. the deep southeast has rain squalls coming up out of the gulf of mexico and swirling in through georgia, the carolinas. ultimately getting into lower parts of virginia this morning. if you're traveling in or out of atlanta so far we're dry. low clouds are in. the rain is going to be in there, too. then across the coast to the carolinas and georgia, showers and thunderstorms a good possibility this afternoon as well. we'll get a look at that coming up in half an hour. good to see you again. >> thank you. appreciate it. an after rican-american woman i saying that a white man beat her in front of her 7-year-old daughter. you're going to hear why she
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an african-american woman says that a white man yelled racial slurs while he beat her outside a restaurant. the fbi's investigating it as a possible hate crime near atlanta. last week's alleged attack happened in front of the woman's 7-year-old daughter. people are outraged because the man is free on bond. >> he had no good reason, unprovoked, and that's why we think he's dangerous and he needs to be picked up off of the street. >> the man told police the woman spit on him and accused him of trying to hit her daughter with
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the daughter. she denies provoking the attack. two teenagers have told police that they are the ones who vandalized an nfl player's home. here's rafer with more on that. and it was over a game? >> over a game, robin. and the first game of the season. not saying there's any game you should be doing this. to the player's credit, he says he is not going to be pressing any charges. that player buffalo bills cornerback mckelvin who found an obscene message spray painted on his lawn. mckelvin at first was very disturbed by this and we cannot show you what this message said. it's not suitable for tv. well, two 16-year-olds admitted to the crime. nice guys. mckelvin, people were upset with him after he fumbled the kickoff and the bills lost to the patriots. this was the reason why these kids made the stupid move. the bills were leading by five with two minutes left. the pats would recover and score the game-winner. next hour we'll hear from mckelvin himself. i'm amazed how cordial his response is when compared to what happened. >> i was impressed with the nfl
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player, yes. thank you. mary travers of peter, paul & mary has died. she had been fighting leukemia. she performed for nearly 50 years. "puff the magic dragon," this song. and everyone goes, oh, when they realize who she is. "leaving on a jet plane," "puff the magic dragon." she grew up in new york's greenwich village. she was 72. maybe the credit card companies are getting the message. you want clearer info on the rates and less fine print. our money expert jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. good morning. >> a change t. a change is coming on this front. credit companies, of course they want to brush up their image,
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few fury over higher rates and cutback credit lines. bank of america is rolling out a new simpler card they call it called the basic card and they say it will have just one interest rate for all transactions, even cash advances. you know, they jack them way up for those usually. so your rate would not change even if you missed some other payment or if your credit rating changes. you know how you get something in the mail saying, oh, well, we found out your credit rating went down so your rate is going way up and the promise is the rules fit on a one page contract. i have not seen it yet, robin, but i am going to be looking closely. i hope you don't have to use a magnifying glass. >> what about the fine print thing? i think it's going to be really small print. >> fed chief ben bernanke may have said the recession is very likely over but most americans are not feeling that yet. a new cnn/opinion research poll shows that the overwhelming majority of people who responded here, 86% say that we are still in a recession.
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and that's adding up, right, serious, moderate and mild recessions there. and very few said they are better off than they were before. the polls were done for tonight's cnn special if you're awake that late, 11:00. robin? >> how late? >> 11:00 tonight. >> oh, shoot. our audience is asleep. all right, thank you. an iraqi town has sprung up in california to replicate war. >> make me feel like it's home because it's real, realistic. we're helping as a culture, advising the soldiers. >> wow. what u.s. soldiers could learn there could save their lives on the battlefield. big deal. you're delicious. so what. i've got news for you., there's no such thing... ...as a bear sheriff. you think i'm afraid of you? hey what? you don't have to be mean to the cake. i do. you don't. i do. just eat yoplait light. they have great flavors like..., boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake.,
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a senate health care proposal could affect your wa wallet. almost everyone would have to buy health insurance or pay a fine. now the biggest fine is almost $4,000 for families. insurance companies and others would pay $349 billion in taxes
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and fees and insurers might pass the costs on to you. small business owners may tap into tax credits to help insure workers. some u.s. soldiers are coming under heaveny fire even before they go to iraq. >> soldiers -- >> but this is california. it is a replica of an iraqi town built at ft. irwin for combat training. soldiers heading to iraq and afghanistan get to experience what it's going to be like or possibly be like, even the townspeople are iraqis who have signed up to help the army train. >> it displays what could be the worst day in iraq. so if a soldier actually encounters that on the battlefield either in afghanistan or iraq, it's not the first time they're seeing it. >> several of the iraqi actors are real soldiers who have experienced the warfare and know the dynamics of war. all right. let's see what's going viral
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he says a few words on his way home after giving him a shoulder there, a little bump. and that's when both players get into it and the benches clear and it gets ugly. both these guys have been suspended for three games. yeah, look at that. carlson was fined only $3,000 and posada was fined only $2,500. not a lot of money for these guys. could have been a little bit more, that's my thinking. and brett favre is costing the new york jets more than $100,000 and he's not even playing for them anymore. because the jets failed to put favre on the injury report last year with his arm, the nfl fined the team $75,000. the owner and the former coach $25,000 each. to be fair, it's not favre's fault. it's theirs. >> oh, really? >> yeah. it's their decision. he didn't tell them, hey, don't put me on the injury report. a touching moment in last night's detroit game. their long time broadcaster ernie harwell, the 91-year-old has inoperable cancer. there he is coming out to essentially say good-bye. he has for 42 years been the voice of detroit's baseball
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team. an interesting fact about him, he began his career with the dodgers who traded a player for him. >> a player for an announcer? >> in 1948. >> oh, my gosh. >> and there he is. we will miss ernie very much. and we lastly have an update on this adorable video. check it out if you haven't seen it. a guy catches a foul ball. he's all excited. he gives it to his 3-year-old daughter and she takes the ball and just throws it. oh, gosh. and he gives her a hug. steve monforto and emily have become stars because of this video, making the rounds on talk shows and the team graciously gave the two of them three balls after they saw this video. that's a look at sports. >> everyone just fell in love because he -- >> look at his reaction. >> you could get mad but you're so adorable. yeah. congressman joe wilson's shout at president obama is, well, is a gift that keeps on giving for late night comics. on "the tonight show" conan o'brien suggested a new politician could have a solution
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for settling arguments in washington. >> in connecticut, this is weird, one of the republican candidates running for congress is the form earp ceo of the wwe wrestling organization. wwwe organization. that could be good. congressman less likely to yell out "you lie" if they could get hit with a folding chair. >> can you picture it? did you know you can make your own gas for your car and maybe even get a tax credit for it? clark howard had to be in on this. he explains how trash can put money back into your wallet. >> okay. back in the 1930s during the great depression, it was also prohibition. a lot of people put in home stills. they were putting in to make illegal alcohol. today, what kind of still are people looking at putting in their homes? believe it or not, their own gas
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stations where they make their own fuel for their cars right at their home. now, this has been a pipe dream for people in engineering for a long, long time. people taking their own trash, their own waste at their home and put it into productive use as energy for vehicles. but now that may actually happen. there's even one company that's out there struggling trying to make a go of it. their technology is called the microfueler. 10 grand. federal tax credits means it pays back in two years. i'm clark howard. for more ways you can save a buck, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark will teach you to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern on saturdays and sundays right here on hln. what do a british actress, the first lady and a country music singer have in common? big props for turning up on a much talked about list.
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good morning. i'm trying to give money away here on the set. a $20 bill and no one will take it from me. >> i'll take it. >> back off. >> i was trying to get a caffeinated drink here. here's what's going on this morning. an arrest could come at any moment in the strangling of yale grad student annie le. right now we're waiting to hear live from police. they're setting up for a press conference. we'll watch that and take it there. an fbi raid brings a cross-country terrorism investigation into people's backyards. what we're learning about the suspected bomb plot and the man who may be in the middle of it. how a pregnant woman committed dozens of robberies
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with nothing more than sticky notes. huh. an arrest is imminent in the case of the yale grad student who was killed days before her wedding. right now police in new haven, connecticut, are about to hold a news conference. yesterday they said that annie le had been strangled and that her killing was not a random act. they say that a technician who worked in the building with le is a person of interest in the case. they have not singled anybody out. >> we don't want to in the future of being accused of tunnel vision and saying we focused on one person and only one person. we're making sure who was in that building. who had access to the locations in that building that are of concern to us and until they're completely eliminated, we're trying to keep track of them and doing that pretty successfully. >> we're keeping an eye on that news conference in new haven. you can see you have members of the media setting up their mikes here. stick with us. we'll bring you the latest developments as they happen. we're learning more about a
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terror plot investigation that's stretching from new york to colorado. yesterday the fbi raided the denver area apartment of a man suspected of having ties to al qaeda. agents were seen taking boxes of evidence out. an attorney for the man insists that he's done nothing wrong and is cooperating with the investigation. neighbors say they're surprised. >> it's a really nice neighborho neighborhood. >> seemed normal. really nice. i hope they're not involved in terrorist. if they're not, that's great. if they are, we would like to know so we can, you know, at least protect our family. >> just last week in new york police searched zazi's car twice. in ten minutes, richard lui will explain what zazi was doing there on the anniversary of 9/11. former president jimmy carter stepped up his claims that racism drives a lot of the outrage against president obama. last night carter told students
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at emery university that some people believe that obama shouldn't even be president because he's african-american and he called on leaders of both parties to condemn what he calls unprecedented personal attacks on the president. >> when a radical fringe element of demonstrators and others began to attack the president of the united states of america as an animal or as a reincarnation of adolf hitler or when they waved signs in the air saying we should have buried obama with kennedy, those kind of things are beyond the bounds of the way presidents have ever been accepted. even with people who disagree. >> on tuesday carter told nbc news that the same racist attitude motivated congressman joe wilson to shout "you lie"
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during president obama's health care speech last week. well, here's what wilson told the "washington times" yesterday when asked what he would say to carter? >> i would say, mr. president, let's discuss health insurance reform. let's discuss the issues before us and i respect the president and i would just tell him, you need to get focused on the issue. >> yesterday white house press secretary robert gibbs said that president obama does not think that his skin color is behind people's opposition to his policies. search dogs and special radar will go over the area today where jaycee dugard was allegedly held captive for 18 years. investigators found more bone fragments yesterday on the property owned by phillip and nancy garrido and in a yard next door. they're being tested to see if they are human. police are investigating
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whether phillip garrido was involved in the disappearances of two other girls about 20 years ago. a suspected terrorism mastermind is dead. officials in indonesia said they killed him in a raid overnight. they've been hunting him for nine years. this attack on a bali nightclub in 2002. three other suspected militants were killed in the raid. an update on the videotape stings of the community organizing group acorn. more video show employees telling a couple how to hide prostitution money.
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my goodness. you remember the tapes were made by two conservative activist posing as a pimp and a prostitute. acorn has announced a hiring freeze and new training programs for its employees. >> it was outrageous. it was indefensible. even though we know these tapes -- no one has shown totally unedited tapes because you don't see tapes where they were thrown out of acorn offices. you don't see tapes where people are told, you know, we can't help you. be that as it may, i will not tolerate unprofessional -- not meeting our standards. >> acorn ceo says that four employees caught in the sting have been fired. when asked about what is shown on the tapes, fbi director robert mueller said the fbi would look into it. we're keeping an eye on a news conference in new haven in
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the case of yale graduate student annie le who was killed. we learned that this press conference with the media is all set up for -- that's a live picture you're seeing -- pushed back to 8:00 a.m. now. we'll bring it to you as it happens. 8:00 a.m. now. seven minutes past the hour. see what kind of day you're going to have today. i'm about done with the rain. maybe you are too if you have been hit with it all week. >> i wish i was, too. mississippi, alabama, arkansas, pounded with heavy downpours. look at the area of low pressure. it hasn't moved much at all in the last two to three days. the clouds continue to come up out of the gulf of mexico. that's very rich moisture source obviously. heavy downpours are out there. and now watching the clouds extend all of the way in toward virginia with rain but high pressure trying to build down through the northeast. let me take you live to new york city as high pressure builds in from the north. winds out of the east today at 25 miles per hour.
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looking at the tower cam, it's going to be a cloudy start for you. rain showers off and on this afternoon. should be light. there's that mid level deck of clouds coming in. an impulse to your west as upper east side good look at sunrise in new york city. showers passing through manhattan especially this afternoon. back to maps? where's the heaviest rain? you can see it stretching toward dallas. flash flood warnings and watches. 1 to 2 inches of rainfall additional today. warnings are in bright shaded green. little rock right in there. shaping up now, most down to the south but it will rotate back on in toward little rock and towards the northern half of your state. you get back over toward the east farther, look at the showers around nashville. thunderstorms heavy around columbia. a lot of rain pulling out of the gulf of mexico through north florida wrapping into the carolinas in georgia and tennessee. we'll talk about that in just a bit. listen to this story. this is one of my favorite stories. a good reason to pack up and move. free money.
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learn more at aarp.org. let's salute our troops right now. sarah randall wants to salute her husband, patrick, who is currently stationed in afghanistan. she said she and the kids miss her so much and he's trained with some of the most wonderful men and women she's ever had the honor to meet and her husband and these men and women are her kids' heros. maybe you have someone in the military. we would like to help you salute them. go to cnn.com/robin. more details on the afghan
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national at the center of terror plot investigation. zazi's apartment was raided yesterday in colorado but it started in new york. richard lui will help us connect the dots. >> stay with us as we break it down. zazi's attorney saying his client visited for two weeks. first off to visit friends and second to take care of a problem with a coffee cart that he co-owns. zazi drove a rental car from colorado to new york and stayed at a friend's apartment in queens for one night. that apartment is the same one that was raided on monday. by then, robin, zazi had taken a plate back to colorado. >> police searched his car two times while in new york. did they find anything suspicious? >> not that we know of. fbi and nypd are not talking. zazi's attorney saying cops pulled zazi over on a george washington bridge for random drug search and was cleared for
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that. his rental car was towed for alleged parking violations. his attorney saying that he doesn't know why zazi drove the rental car one way and then flew back. in the next half hour, you'll hear his attorney explain why he says this is all a misunderstanding. >> one city has a lot to offer if you move there. money. i'm jennifer westhoven. if you thought $8,000 from the federal government was a lot for buying a first-time home, check this out. $20,000 for first-time home buyers in this kansas city, missouri, program. called dream home program. it's really aimed at the middle class. homes can't be worth more than $150,000. you can get money up front. you can use it for your down payment or closing costs. it is technically a loan but you don't have to pay any of it back as long as you keep your promise which is to live in that house for ten years.
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that's on top of federal money. $28,000 together. money does come partially through the federal government. it is safe to peek at your retirement again. there was a strong rally on wall street last night. that's got the dow back within striking distance of $10,000. that's good news in a bad economy. dow up 108 points last night closing near 9800. best close since october. you can see how far we've come off that low of just about 6500 there. rain, rain, go away. bob has the travel update. it's pouring here last night. >> it's been miserable around the deep southeast and mid south. let me show you the tower cam traveling in or out of atlanta, troubles. low clouds right now. you can see them here. not as low as yesterday. we couldn't see buildings. we will see rain rotate back into the city. longest days will be found in the atlanta area. you can see showers just basically down to the south of
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here stretching in toward tennessee. about an hour or more is what we'll find around atl area. rotating down south toward dallas, an hour or more there. wind and low clouds and light showers. 30 minute to an hour delays. morning fog in san francisco. police say they caught a woman who went on a crime spree armed with nothing but sticky notes. - ( classical music playing throughout ) - wireless can bring
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the last prisoners are gone from a huge u.s. military detention camp in iraq. u.s. military closed the camp in southern iraq today that once held 21,000 detainees. the u.s. has been releasing detainees are transferring custody to the iraqi government as part of last year's security agreement two more detention camps are set to be handed over to iraq next year. more than 8 million americans seriously consider suicide each year. that's the finding of a new government study. there are about 32,000 suicides in the united states every year. this new study shows many more people than that give the idea of suicide serious thought. police say they arrested a sticky note bandit. police accuse 31-year-old
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kathleen vincent of 37 thefts since may. they say when nobody is looking she places a sticky note near the cash register telling the cashier to give her a cash refund and then vincent allegedly picked up telephones from the shelves and pretended to need her money back. >> how much money is she making on average every day? >> i would say roughly between $200 to $400 average. >> it's mind-boggling she's getting away with it. >> what a way to make a buck in these economic times. >> vincent is pregnant and at a hospital. she and alleged accomplice face charges of possessing stolen property and a stolen car. another proposal to tax your soft drinks has bubbled up here. a group of nutritiewutrition ex wants a one cent tax on every ounce of soda. they say the tax would help soda
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drinkers lose two pounds a year but the american beverage association says that wouldn't work. some of chris brown's fans have showed up to watch him start his community service for beating fell yes singer rihanna. he cleaned horse stables in virginia yesterday. it was the first day of 180 days of community labor for brown. he also has to pay for the extra guards there to protect him. an nfl player's home has been vandalized over a game. rafer, good morning. >> good morning, robin. things that kind of make you go -- you know. >> shameful. >> to this guy's credit, his reaction he's definitely taken the high road. we're talking about buffalo's mccalvin. he took the blame for the loss. team up for five with two minutes left. the patriots got the ball back and they went and scored. vandals wrote an obscenity on mccalvin's lawn.
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two 16 year olds admitted to the crime but mccalvin says he's not mad. >> i don't want anyone to get arrested. fans have been great. hopefully it don't happen no more. >> the kids face charges. we'll tell you that later in the show. president obama turned the white house lawn into a sports complex. fencing and judo trying to get the olympics to chicago. he and the first lady hosted a group of u.s. olympians. the ioc decides who gets the 2016 games on october 2nd in denmark. michelle obama will go but the president will not. it's between chicago, madrid, tokyo and rio de janeiro. >> i think chicago would do a great job. we're bias. >> brett favre has been getting a lot of flak for flip-flopping. his jersey was the top selling one in nfl's website on merchandising website for the
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in about 30 minutes, we may learn more about the man that police are calling a person of interest in the killing of a yale graduate student. a news conference that was supposed to start at 7:00 a.m. has been delayed until 8:00 a.m. eastern. there's a live picture where it will happen. raymond clark was a technician in the building where annie le was found strangled over the weekend. they collected dna samples from him and searched had his apartment and car. former president jimmy carter is repeating his claims that racism drives some of the nastiest opposition to president obama. he told students at emery university last night that party leaders should condemn the kinds of attacks seen at protests like the signs portraying obama as a
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nazi or an animal. an 18-year-old armed with an ax and cocktails attacked his high school this morning. it's according to police in south germany. nine students were hurt including one seriously. the suspect was also injured. he has been arrested. who is your favorite beatle? 22% of the people surveyed said they just don't like the beatles at all. come on. the poll comes as reissues of the beatles music are pushing up sales. >> how could you not like the beatles? 31 minutes past the hour. good morning, sunshine. i'm robin meade. appreciate your time. a soldier who gave his life in afghanistan is going to get a
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posthumous medal of honor today. he gave his life to save a comrade in afghanistan. >> he died doing what he felt he had to do. it didn't matter the end result because that was him. he did what the soldier's creed says. you never leave a soldier behind. >> this will be the first medal of honor awarded by president obama. the man at the center of an fbi terror investigation will go in for questioning again today. agents raided zazi's home neart apartment he stayed at in new york city earlier in the week. let's talk to richard lui. he appears to be cooperating so far. he's not in custody. >> he has been cooperating. zazi's attorney saying he gave samples of writing and dna to
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agents yesterday. insists this is all a misunderstanding. >> he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. he happened to be a person of middle eastern descent who went to a house around september 11th that was being watched by the fbi. that has drawn attention to him. we hope that we can clear away any suspicions that surround him as quickly as possible. >> attorney saying his client has no ties to terrorism but he visited pakistan and that's because his wife lives there and hopes to bring her to the united states soon. >> there have been two raids so far in connection with the investigation. no arrests. why is that? >> agents did not find anything in monday's raids in new york according to a source close to the investigation. that may be a reason why. the source say there is growing concern the fbi moved too quickly on this. robert mueller told cnn he
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didn't think the investigation revealed any imminent danger. president obama may be ready to drop portions of a planned missile defense program in europe. the czech says they haven't approved the plan. russia opposed the idea. a white man yelled racial slurs while he beat her in front of her 7-year-old daughter outside of a restaurant. >> that just really bothered me that she had to see that. i want justice served. i don't want him to ever do this to anybody else. >> the fbi is investigating it as a possible hate crime. the man told police that the woman spit on him and accused him of trying to hit her daughter with a door. she denies proy ies provy iey i.
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at 10:30 eastern, they will collect photos of the people named on the vietnam wall. at 11:40 president obama speaks about health care reform at the university of maryland. a woman who was blind for nine years can see again because of her tooth? doctors used a procedure never done in the united states before. they implanted a tooth to grow some eye tissue. i have no idea how that works. then the tooth was used to hold a prosthetic lens. >> it's amazing. just look at those clouds. >> the procedure has been done about 600 times worldwide. kate thorton's eyes were scorard in a reaction to some medication. isn't that mind boggling? her tooth? >> i love it. that's amazing. my son is losing his teeth now getting money from the tooth fairy. i said i need a couple bucks.
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let me knock out a tooth. he said the money is nontransferrable. he said it was nontransferrable. buckets of heavy rain central arkansas, lower parts of arkansas. mena, 8.36 inches of rain. little rock, 3.31. tremendous amounts of rainfall. the rain continues today. it's in the same spot. an upper area of low pressure region that's not moving coupled with humidity just coming off the gulf of mexico and very tropical air mass here and the end result obviously is just the heavy rain. here's what we have right now around dallas. light scattered showers. daytime heating. we'll see this get energized thunderstorms possible northern half of texas today. southern half needs the rain. you won't see much today unfortunately. how about the flash flood watches and warnings. up there little rock in a
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warning right now. bright shade of green. most of the rain for the time being is falling just down toward your south. you'll see more of this build back in later today and the rain will stretch in towards central parts of tennessee. here's nashville. take you live with tower cam. rain is out there for the entire afternoon. watch for delays. there's the "batman" tower. you can see gray skies behind it. some peeks of sunshine. when that happens it destabilizes things more. more thunderstorms build. watch for heavy rain. you can see it in the background that's rain hitting the ground. that's just a great picture there. down to the southeast, rain in northern florida, toward georgia, carolinas, stretching all of the way in toward virginia. right now traveling toward atlanta, it's dry. the low clouds are here. we'll get delays at the airports because of this. also rain coming in across the carolina and georgia coastline and also a weak impulse around poconos now getting light rain across north jersey into the catskills. good thursday for you. >> thank you.
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italian officials say six italian soldiers were killed. the taliban is claiming responsibility. someone is apparently stealing from the beach house formerly owned by bernie madoff a four-foot sculpture was taken from the front of the house. the statue is worth about 300 bucks. that's peanuts compared to the house itself. the long island home is listed at 8.7 million. two teens told police that they're the ones who vandalized an nfl player's home over a game. >> to this player's credit, he says he will not press charges having a seemingly calm attitude about this. but he found an obscene message spray painted on his lawn. that's his neighbor mowing the lawn trying to erase it. a nice gesture by that guy. not a nice gesture by two 16 year olds that admitted to the
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crime. the brunt of the blame after fumbling a kickoff on monday night football. bills were leading by five with two minutes left. pats would recover and score the game winner. the next half hour, we're going to hear from mckelvin and taking it in stride as it were. >> thank you. we're looking forward to hearing what he says about it. i think he's more poised about it than i would be if someone spray painted my house. maybe credit card companies are getting the message. you want clearer info on the rates and less fine print. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. can we add we want lower rates. >> they're not lower but they're fair supposedly. the idea is they would stay the same. i think he was noble because he pulled a teenage prank in his life. who knows. well, credit card companies,
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we've had months of headlines about tricks and traps in your credit card contract, fury over higher rates, people seeing their credit lines cut back, there's a lot of anger directed to credit card companies, i think they think, all right, what can we do? bank of america is rolling out what it is calling a simpler card calling it the basic card with this just one rate. even if you take money out of the cash machine with it which can cost you an arm and a leg if do you that with most credit cards, you would still have the same rate. plus, if you miss some other payment, your rate wouldn't change. if your credit rating changes there's that line in your credit considered contract that says we can do whatever we want to and you don't have anything to say about it, it's not legally like that but that's what it says. apparently it looks like it would be a little bit more fair and bank of america says the rules fit on a one-page contract. i can't wait to see it to see if the font is normal. >> i wonder if it's tiny.
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>> fed chief ben bernanke said technically speaking the recession is likely over but most americans say they don't see it yet. the overwhelming majority, 86%, say we're still probably in a recession in a new cnn opinion research poll. only 13% said we're not. historically that is how it happens. economists can kind of see it first in the statistics where as it can take a longer time to really feel it in the economy before confidence and jobs return. this poll was down for tonight's money and main street special hosted at 11:00 p.m. if you can stay up that late. >> maybe our third shifters. thank you. how much do you spend filling up your car? now instead of going to the gas station, you can make your own fuel at home.oh es hi. can you put my grandma on the phone please? thanks. excuse me a sec. another person calling for her grandmother. she thinks it's her soup huh? i'm told she's in the garden picking herbs.,
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baseball officials are sending two players home for a while while a major league fight on the field is being investigated. hi, rafer.
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>> forgive the pun but it's a black eye for baseball. these guys should know better than this. these are veterans. the fight started after toronto's jesse carlson threw behind yankee's jorge posada. he's a veteran. playing the game for a long time. he lost his cool. this is in retaliation for two jay players being hit. this is when the fight escalated from there. both of the guys suspended for three games. that's a huge blow to the team. not a huge blow to the wallet. carlson fined three grand and $2,500 for posada. when favre hurt his arm last year, the team didn't make it known. who knows. they were find 75 grand for that and the owner and former head coach were fined. it's their fault and not brett favre's.
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longtime broadcaster for detroit tigers is stepping down. he has inoperable brain cancer. 42 years the voice of detroit's baseball team. he began his career with the dodgers who traded a player for harwell. an update on adorable video you saw it. check it out. a guy catches a foul ball. remember this? he fist bumps and gives it to his daughter after a high-five and then she throws the ball away. this was all over the tv. >> i love his reaction to her. >> hugging his 3-year-old daughter. national stars. making rounds on talk shows. the team has given them four balls after they saw this video and his priceless reaction. i love it. >> that's right. >> she's afraid she's in trouble.
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>> i can't stay mad at you. a woman is writing letters to the troops in every conflict since world war ii. it started with her uncle in 1944. she wrote her husband during korea and now connect with local soldiers stationed in iraq and afghanistan. >> i feel like they're my son. i only have four girls and i feel like that they were my sons. when i go to the mailbox and see a letter from one of them, i just can't wait to get in the house to open it and read it. >> as much as she loves the letters, she wishes the wars would just end. you're looking fabulous this morning. you know with bed head and sheet marks across your face. "people" magazine singled out ten women who look fabulous most of the time. kate winslet and michelle obama and country music star taylor
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swift. digital books could come back as paperbacks if you want them to. google announcing it will open part of the digital library to request a book, have it brinted right before your eyes, in about five minutes. shoulders are having trouble hiding from danger in afghanistan. u.s. army commanders are saying their shoulders' cam mow isn't effective because they move through so many different kinds of terrain. two new camo patterns are being rye out. congressman joe wilson's shout at president obama is a story that just are keeps on giving for the late-night comics. conan o'brien said there was a solution for settling arguments in washington. >> in connecticut -- this is weird -- one of the republican
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candidates running for congress is the former ceo of the wwe wrestling organization. running for congress, which could be good. congressmen will be less likely to scream out "you lie" if they could get hit with a folding chair. >> that takes order in the court to a new level, doesn't it? >> right off the top rope. >> i wonder how the travelers are doing with rain in the southeast. >> bad deal in atlanta, bad for places like dallas, too. central arkansas right now, heavy rain basically south of little rock. you have the flash flood warning in little rock because of the rain. basically gray skies. the heaviest rain is pivoted away for the moment. more rain in the afternoon. atlanta, hour or more delays because of the storms, dallas hour or more because of the thunderstorms, too. new york city metros, low clouds, wind and rain,
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philadelphia same thing. half-hour 38s. more in a bit. middle schoolers allegedly asked their teacher to buy them alcohol and that she did it. how the middle schoolers reacted. let's get chinese
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good morning. it's 8:00. man, that alarm goes off. you know what? don't hit the sneeze button this morning. i did and then i was just late everywhere. i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. here's what's going on right now. an arrest could come any minute now in the strangling of annie le. right now we're waiting to hear live from police. we'll take you you there. plus, investigators make a disturbing discovery in the backyard where a place a california girl was held captive in 18 years. why they'll be back at that scene today. and then how police say a pregnant woman committed dozens of robberies on nothing more
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than sticky notes and a crafty m.o. first, though, we're hearing that an arrest is imminent in the case of a yale graduate student who was killed just day before her wedding. right now this is a press conference waiting to begin. police in new haven, connecticut, are about to hold that news conference. yesterday they said annie le had been strangled and her killing was not a random act. they say a technician who worked in the building with le is a person of interest in the case but haven't singled anyone out. >> we don't want in the future be accused of tunnel vision and saying we focused on one person and only one person. so we're still making sure who was in that building, who had access to the locations in that building that are of concern to us. until they're completely eliminated, we're trying to keep track of them and i think doing
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that pretty successfully. >> let's go back to that same podium. we're still waiting for that news conference to begin. it's supposed to begin 8:00 a.m. eastern. we'll talk continue to watch it. we have richard lui keeping an eye on that, too, in new haven. it is about two mens after the hour. we're learning more about a terror plot investigation that is stretching from new york to colorado. yesterday the fbi raided the denver-area apartment of a man suspected of having ties to al qaeda. agents were seen taking out boxes of evidence. an attorney, though, for the man insists that he's done nothing wrong and is cooperating with the investigation. neighbors say they're surprised. >> it's a really nice neighborhood. you never expect anything like this would happen here. >> just talking, seemed normal. really nice. i hope they're not terrorists. if they're not, thait that's gray. if they are, we'd like to know so we can, you know, at least protect our family. >> just last week in new york
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police searched his car twice. search dogs and special radar will go over the area today where jaycee dugard was allegedly held captive for 18 years. investigators found more bone fragments yesterday on the property owned by phillip and nancy garrido and in a yard next door. they're being tested to see if they're human. police are investigating whether phillip garrido was involved in the disappearances of two other girls 20 years ago. former president jimmy carter stepped up his claim that racism drives a lot of the outrage against prauz obama. last night carter told students at emery university some people believe president obama shouldn't be president because he's african-american. and he called for action against what he calls unpresence dented personal attacks on the president. >> and i think people that are guilty of that kind of personal attack against obama have been influenced to a major degree by
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a belief that he should not be president because he happens to be african-american. it's a racist attitude, and my hope is and my expectation is that in the future both democratic leaders and republican leaders will take the initiative in condemning that kind of unprecedented attack on the president of the united states. >> on tuesday, carter said that the same racist attitude motivated congressman joe wilson to shout "you lie" during president obama's speech. wilson denies it and says it's a distraction from the issues. yesterday robert gibbs says that president obama does not think his skin color is behind people's opposition to his policies. new this morning -- at least nine people are dead after a suicide bombing hit a nato military convoy in afghanistan's capital. the attack happened right near the u.s. embassy and an american military base. italian officials say six italian soldiers were killed.
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the taliban is claiming responsibility. an update now on the videotaped stings of the community organizing group a corner. more video show okayers telling prostitutes how to hide money. >> oh, my goodness. you're going ining to remembero were made by conservatives posing as a pimp and prostitute. a.c.o.r.n. has announced hiring freeze and training programs for the employees. >> if they investigate this incident, i think it would be good, again, when you tell the truth, tell the whole truth, show everything. show the tapes where people were thrown out. show the tapes where there
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doesn't work and also show the tapes where at the end of this conversation people said, we really can't assist you. >> well, a.c.o.r.n.'s ceo said four employees caught in the sting were fired. when asked about what haes sthoen on the tape, robert muller told a senate committee the fbi would look into it. six minutes after the hour. >> did they not know something was up with the cape and zeep ra hat? >> i hope they didn't go in dressed like that. what did you say, it reminds you of kramer? >> yeah. kramer, the one episode where he looked like a pimp at the end. that's this kid walking into the a.c.o.r.n. office. >> my, bob. >> let me show you what's up, the low pressure region is a storm responsible for just dropping buckets of rain from basically northern texas through oklahoma, mississippi, arkansas getting pounded. same with louisiana over the last couple of days, even georgia and the carolinas,
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tennessee starting to take it a little harder with the rain. look at the showers north of dallas, thunderstorm action basically south of the little rock area now. you're still into the flash flood warning because water is just riding high now. you had a lot of rain yesterday and altogether over the last week about 12 inches of rain just to the east and southwest also of little rock, ak ak. look at the radar picture that swings by. one thunderstorm by pine bluff will rotate back into the city and fill out later this afternoon. we'll see more rain developing by about midday. look at the showers around nashville, hard at times, getting into the rest of northern tennessee as well. then across the deep southeast, the low across the southwest, cycling the rain across the gulf of mexico, a lot of rain, maybe one, two inches of rain especially under the heavy downpours south of atlanta now riding into the city later this afternoon. showers and thunderstorms off the coast of the carolinas and georgia. that will come back into play later for you today. a weak impulse through the woke
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noes right now. take you live to new york city. we have clouds in, winds out of the east, high pressure trying to build down. watch for delays at the airports because of the low clouds and wind, b, this afternoon light showers back into the forecast. new york only the low 60s today, the high. more details in a half hour. >> feels like autumn. we've been waiting for the last few moments for a live news conference by police in new haven, connecticut. on the right-hand side, you have the podium where police have been speaking. they have said an arrest is imminent in the killing of yale university grad student annie le. is that a live picture on the left? no. they've been saying this is the woman who was killed and found in ame basement wall in a buildg just days before she was supposed to be married. now, police have said they have a person of interest. we're waiting to see what they have to say about the
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investigation. they reportedly also have been staking out a hotel where the person of interest has been staying. back after this. you've lost weight! it's just all these giant things make me look small. i eat this fiber one yogurt. (mr. mehta) it has five grams of fiber, zero fat, and fifty calories. please, this is too creamy and delicious. it's true, only fifty calories., (announcer) fiber one yogurt. trafrs
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more details now on the afghan national who was at the center of a terror plot investigation. fbi agents rated his apartment in colorado yesterday. but this investigation started in new york. correspondent richard lui joins us. what is his connection to new york? >> good morning. his attorney says his client visited there last week for two reasons. first off, to visit his friends and then to take care of a problem with a coffee cart that he co-owns. he drove a rental car from colorado to new york and stayed at a friend's apartment in queens for one night. that apartment is the same one raided on monday. by then, zazi had already taken a flight back to colorado. >> you know, police searched
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zazi's car twice while he was in knock. did they find anything? >> not that we know of. but the fbi and nypt are not talking. his attorneys are saying the police pulled him over for a random drug search. he was cleared. the later his rental car was towed for parking violations. he agreed to let police search the car and laptop computer. both were returned to him later on. his attorney says he does not know why zazi drove the rental car one way and flew back, robin. >> richard, thank you. before we move on, i just want to tell you that we're watching another story, too. police are getting ready to have a news conference in i believe new haven where they'll be talking about the investigation into the death of annie le, a yale student murdered just days before she was supposed to become a new bride. now, they've said that there could be reportedly an arrest imminent in the case. that's why we're watching.
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it was supposed to happen eight minutes ago, this news conference. we've got our eyes all over it. now, to our salute to the troops. sarah randal wants to salute her husband. she and the kids miss him so much. she says his he's trained with some of the most wonderful men and women she's had the honor to meet. they are her and her kids' heroes. one city has a lot to offer you if you move there. we're not just talking someplace you've never heard of. free money if you move to kansas city? jen? >> yeah. i mean, $8,000 from the federal government was supposed to be a good keel. you're right. it's chump change compared to this. $20,000 in this dream home program in kansas city. it's really aimed at the middle class. the homes can't be worth more than $150,000. they're not throwing this money to people who don't necessarily
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need it. you can use the money if you qualify for your down payment and closing costs. now, it's technically a loan, but as long as you keep your side of the bargain, you don't have to pay it back. what's your side of the bargain? you have to live in the house for ten years. you've heard the headline this morning about the new health care proposal that's out there put forth by senator max baucus, its aim to break the logjack get senators talk tag. we'll talk about how it could affect you and your family. one thing you should know like many of these billings, if you already have health care coverage at work, nothing would really change for you there would be a big change if you don't have health care. this bill has a provision that would force americans to buy coverage. you if don't have it, you would be fined. some of the fines are hefty. if you make more than $66,000 a year, then the fine for a family? $3,800. they are a lot less than that, though, if you make less. of course, if you don't have a family, if you're single. >> i know there's so many
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proposals out there it makes your head spin. thank you. appreciate it. my book is out in stores right now, and it's about your se self-confidence. let's talk. how do you inspire self-confidence in other people? answer that question. go to cnn.com/robin, click on the e-mail link inside the contest box. or an i-report. out of today's submissions we'll pick what we think is the best and announce that winner in the 9:00 a.m. hour. that person gets a free autographed copy the book. maybe you went and bought the book, but the grand prize is a trip to atlanta to we can meet you. police say they have caught a woman who went on a crime spree armed with nothing but sticky notes. more on that. 75% of kids don't get the recommended amounts
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several deadly attacks including the two hotel bombings in jakarta in july and this attack on a bali nightclub in 2002. other militants were killed in the raid. i think we'll update our audience on a story we're continuing to watch. here is a podium where we're waiting on a news conference about the death of yale grad student annie le. she was killed just days before she was supposed to be married. now police have said that an arrest could be imminent or at least we're hearing that. we're watching that this morning. but also we have a live camera outside a hotel where apparently police have also staked out this morning. i don't know if we have that live look. we've seen some police activity there. in other words, we've seen some cars pull around, we think, to the side of the hotel where a person of interest is staying.
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we're watching. we can see -- i believe that's law enforcement officials. my monitor here is kind of tiny -- as they are on the side of the hotel as well. so we're wondering, are they going to make some kind of an arrest while they are doing this news conference? or are they going to announce something an then make an arrest? that's why we're all over it this morning. it could be just that they're back there and they're own patrol as they're watching this person of interest. now they're pulling out. so go figure. we'll continue to watch it. .clothing store abercrombie & fitch is suing benone say over her fperfume. she planned to release something call e ed sasha fierce. they already have a fierce fragran fragrance. sometimes you wonder, does it have to come to suing? i mean, can't you just ask?
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i'm just saying. an nfl's player's home was vandalized after a play he made in a game. hey, rafer. >> does it need to come to this? you know, players and fans there needs to be a trust between them and the community. and this, robin, crosses the lieb of that trust. we're talking about buffalo's mckelvin. he took most of the blame for the blilz' loss to the bait reets off the guy fumbled the kickoff return. his team was ahead, the at that time pats got the ball and scored. two 16-year-olds admitted to the vandalism. believe it or not, mckelvin was understanding. >> i don't want anybody getting arrested or anything like that. our fans have been great, you know what i'm saying? it's just one incident. hopefully we don't have any more. >> will they press charges? meanwhile, the white house lawn was turned into a sports
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complex. u.s. olympics were hosted, trying to bring the 2016 games to chicago. >> the ioc will make the decision. michelle obama is going to go there, but the president will not. please, please, please. brett favre has been getting a lot of flak for his flip-flopping. hard to argue with the numbers. his jersey was the top selling jersey this summer. his was first, followed by jay cutler, michael vick was with number four. lastly, the season finale of shaq versus shaq in a bathing suit. i didn't need to swimming with michael phelps. they had three different races. shaq got a head start. it came down to the wire with fell mz edging him. shaq as a result of that had to wear a pink swimming cap as phelps' family looks on.
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breaking news in the case of a yale grad student killed days before her wedding. we just learned 20 minutes an arrest warrant was issued for raymond clark, a technician in the building where she worked and she was arrested and they're charging him with murder. bond set at $3 million. they said that 300 items have been seized from the building where annie le worked and that based on forensic evidence this arrest warrant was made and is sealed. let's listen to what else they're saying. >> this investigation to what we believe is a successful conclusion. so i'd first like to invite the commissioner. >> thank you, chief. on behalf of the department of
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public safety, we certainly want to extend you're profund sympathies to the family of annie le, her fiance, everybody who was affected by this tragedy. i echo what the chief said that this was an extraordinary cooperative effort involving four law enforcement agencies. as the chief said, people worked rou round the clock. that was the literal truth with regard to all agencies. for our part, the department of public safety, our major crime squads and forensic scientists have performed extraordinary work as have all the agencies involved. our commitment, our promise is that we will continue to provide all support necessary to new haven pd. we will do what is necessary to bring this case to an appropriate conclusion. that is our obligation and our
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commitment to annie le, to her family. >> kim? >> thank you, chief. i would like to acknowledge the dedication and professionalism of the employees of the new haven police department, the yale university police department, the connecticut state police, and fbi who have worked tirelessly throughout this investigation. i would also like to acknowledge the assistance provided in the case by the fbi's polygraph unit and behavioral analysis unit. lastly, it is important to recognize lieutenant lisa dad yoe and the members of the major crimes unit. >> we've beenlinging because police in new haven, connecticut, have just announced that they have arrested the person of interest that they were with focusing in on in the murder of annie le, her picture there on the other side of the screen. as we're watching the news conference live, they said an arrest warrant was issued this morning. they moved in and arrested
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raymond clark who was a technician at the same building where annie le worked and where her body was found. this was an off-campus lab where she worked. now they're saying that raymond clark has been charged with murder, bond set at about $3 until million. they say there's an abundance of evidence. they just sort of went through the building and came up with a lot of forensic evidence and they'll be pursuing this. correspondent richard lui is joining us now as well. so raymond clark? obviously he was aware they were watching him. they were outside his hotel this morning. i think we have a live picture there where police have kind of staked out traffic and roadblocked traffic because an arrest happened there just a few minutes ago. >> that's right. motel 8 there. he did not go home. he went to the hotel after being released. he worked as an animal services technician at yale. "the washington post" saying that part of his job was cleaning the cages of research animals. and le worked for a lab that did
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experiments an mice. so was there a link there? her body, by the way, we all know was found stuffed behind a wall in the basement where lab animals are kept. clark's fiance, sister and brother-in-law are all animal lab techs at yale as well. the yale daily news reported none of them have gone to work since le's body was found. >> so he has a fiance himself. >> right. >> and she was a fiancee to be married just a few days after her body was found. >> that's right. she was to be married on sunday. that was supposed to be the date -- of course, we're looking at thursday, four or five days later, they now have a development on exactly who we don't know but we know as you were just reporting there that they have taken into custody raymond clark. >> so he's been arrested. police say we've got an abundance of evidence here. and he's been charged, that's what i heard, correct, guys? or they'll be charging him with
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murder. they're going to be charging him with murder here. the arrest warrant i thought was interesting, they sealed it. i think a lot of questions come up here, as in, what was the story here did he have an infat waigs with her? what was the run-in that led to her death? she was to be married and he has a fiancee aueun see himself. what's the story? we'll watch and wait for more. live picture. the cops are now moving in again, i believe, to the area where they arrested hill. he's not at the hotel that they've been staking out this morning, but i'm not sure if they're thinking maybe there's going to be a media onslaught. no. they went right past the hotel. he's already been arrested so i'm not sure why the police are in a hurry to get somewhere. we'll watch na. a senate health care proposal could affect your wallet. almost everyone would have to buy health insurance or pay a fine. now, the biggest fine is almost $4,000 for families.
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small business owners may tap into tax credits and help insure workers. the plan does not include a public option for the uninsured. lawmakers are both parties are slamming the plan. >> any health care proposal that does not have the competition and cost containment that can only be achieved through a public option will be considered dead on arrival. >> we're barking up the wrong tree, mr. president. this debate about health care should be about reducing costs. that should be the first goal of what we mean when we say the words "health care reform." >> well, the plan would require insurance companies and others to pay $349 billion in taxes and fees. collectively, i'm sure. 36 minutes past the hour. you're walking outside and if you're in an area that's had rain for the past couple of days, please a change in the forecast, right? >> yeah. just buckets of rain dropping all over places like texas,
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oklahoma, arkansas, mississippi, alabama, even georgia and the carolinas. i know you've been getting slammed, blasted with heavy rain. it will happen today once between. you can see it with the radar picture. just watch the radar as the rain swirls in from the east and rotates to the west and then back around again around that low pressure region. same spot as it was yesterday so you'll get heavy downpours in the same area. flash flood warnings around little rock toward basically northern and western mississippi, western parts of tennessee also. the flash flood warnings, watches are here. warnings are shaded in green. the clouds extend all the way through basically the virginia area through florida. live to atlanta, we are socked in with clouds once again this morning. trying to catch a flight in or out of here, tough going. watch for the clouds this morning, watch for more rain to pipe in late this afternoon. we saw about four inches of rain at my house just yesterday. that is a possibility once again today. we live just outside of atlanta.
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it's messy. little rock, most of the action just south of you. that will fill in with the area coverage this afternoon. rain right now heavy at times across central tennessee. pull the picture out, you can see the squalls coming right off the gulf of mexico. it's going to be heavy also for the panhandle of florida and southern rotating back into your picture later this afternoon and raib stretching out of the wopoconos catskil catskills, north jersey. that will affect you in new york, philadelphia, maybe boston later today as well. i think you'll be dry for the most part across new england as ho most of it steers to the south. more in a half hour. thank you. let me recap what we were watching here. police made an announcement that they have made an arrest in the murder of a yale grad student who was strangled. the new information this morning is that they've arrested -- they just put him into the car? that makes me wonder. i thought they had already arrested him. maybe they had him in custody, but now from the hotel they just put him in the car. that was him going to the car.
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i apologize because our live cameras' live signal is coming and going. raymond clark iii, i believe, a technician in the same building where she worked has been arrested this morning. they've said they'll be charging him with her murder. bond is going to be set at $3 million. they said the arrest warrant is going to be sealed so how much information are we all going to get here before something happens in that case? but they have made an arrest. we don't -- they said they have an abundance of evidence. they don't say whether there's a dna match, but they say they have a lot of forensic evidence, which leads you to think that. we'll continue to watch that and watch the police car. he was just put in a police car. how much do you spend filling up your car? now instead of going to the gas station, you can make your own fuel at home? please! i don't even make my own muffins.
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breaking news right now. police have made an arrest in the death of a yale graded student. 24-year-old raymond clark was picked up a few minutes ago, suspected of killing annie le. officers moved into a hotel in the cromwell, connecticut, area. i think we have the tape of them putting him into the police car. he is expected to be charged with murder. we're hearing that there could be a $3 million bond set in the case. that's what the police were saying at a podium at the news conference that just happened. now, here is the tape. i think it was rewinding, obviously. the tape is a little bit of a bad signal because we're watching some of our live cameras there. i want to say about a half hour ago police were saying that an arrest warrant was given and they arrested him.
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here they are putting him into one of the detective cars. it appears to be transporting. he will have bond at $3 million. that is the latest on the that case. an arrest has been made. this just in -- an important update about the job market. first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week. our money expert jennifer westhoven puts that into context. >> not by a lot. not like oh, everything is better. they're getting better and headed in the right direction here. so this is the weekly report on jobless claims from the labor department and they came in at their lowest level in two months. so in a way this is a sign that companies are slowing down on all the layoffs. 5 545,000 people in the latest week filed for unemployment for the first time, down now three out of four weeks. it's good the layoffs are slowing down but companies are not exactly hiring yet. still a very tough labor market.
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the number of people getting benefits went up to a little more than 6.2 million people. if you live in puerto rico, in oregon, you'll see some of the highest rates, in pennsylvania, nevada and michigan, some of the highest rates of unemployment. here's a little bit better news. it might be a good time to peek at your retirement savingeds. we've had a strong rally on wall street lately. that has the dow back near striking distance of 10,000. that's good news in a bad economy. the dow last night up 108 points to close near, not quite, 9800. its best close since october. so we have certainly come a long way from some of those lows back near 6500. the dow, robin, up almost 50 %. >> thank you. an african-american woman says that a white man beat her in front of her 7-year-old daughter. the fbi is investigating it as a
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we have new details from an african-american woman who says that a white man yelled racial slurs while he beat her. she says she was attacked in front of her 7-year-old daughter outside a restaurant near atlanta. >> yes, he did punch me with a closed fist repeated times. my head is hurting still today. i have knots on my head. my daughter had to stand by and witness the entire thing, and she was afraid. she had mentioned to me and had t cried about the fact that she was trying to protect mommy by pushing the door. the man pushed the door back and squished her. >> the fbi is investigating it as a possible hate crime. the man told police that the woman spit on he him and accused him of trying to hit her daughter with a door. she denies provoking the attack. baseball officials are sending two players home for a while after a major league fight
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on the field. rafer with more on this. >> the brawl in the bronx. yeah, a black eye for baseball. >> when you watch this tape, i always wonder who really wants to get involved in a fight? or are they just running out there to pull everybody apart. >> two guys at the bottom, you can't see because there's so many players around them, that are definitely getting hit. this thing got real ugly real quick. both times are losing key players for a while as they battle fort playoffs. it was between new york and toronto. tensions escalated the entire game. that's what set it off. all the benches clear, and this is what we're talking about. as robin said, just pulling each other apart. carlson at the bottom is getting hit pretty badly. he and posada were with suspended three games. carl son was suspended 3 grand and posada 2500. let's go to a good game. the detroit tigers had a bittersweet hoemt, their game last night they paid tribute to
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ernie harwell, the 91-year-old has inoperable cancer. he said good-bye to the fans. for 42 years he has been the voice of the team. he began with the dodgers who traded a player for him in 1948. >> a player for an anouner. never would happen today. michael jordan and basketball fans in chicago, they'll be auctioning off lots of memorabilia. jordan's golf bag, shorts. my personal favorite, old personal checks of michael jordan's with one made out to cash. all of the money will go to the james jordan foundation which does great work serving underserved schools and is building a hospital. we have an update of this adorable video. you may remember this. a guy catches a fall ball. he gives it to his 3-year-old daughter after a play five, aand she it.
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well, the team was so touched by this that that is steve and his daughter emily. they have given him four baseballs in response to that. that's how you treat your daughter even when she frustrates you. >> it's sweet. look at his lips, he says that's all right. because she thinks she's in trouble after she did it. that's all right, see. so sweet. a middle schoolteacher is accused of buying alcohol for two high schoolers and they say he did it a lot. police in minnesota say the students asked 38-year-old scott richards to get them some wine, but when he brought back beer instead, they got upset. >> so they wouldn't pay him for the beer and apparently a dispute occurred at that point. >> mr. richards is charged with four gross misdemeanor offenses, the maximum penalty would be one year in jail or a $3,000. >> he has been at the school for 16 years, he's on leave during the investigation.
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good morning. you know what, if you go back to sleep, you'll be so mad at yourself. here's what's going on today. police in connecticut have made an arrest in the murder of a yale university student. we have the very latest on that suspect. and what police say about their investigation. more videos are surfacing that appear to show a.c.o.r.n. employees helping a couple who say they wanted to open an illegal brothel. what a.c.o.r.n. says it's doing about this scandal. and a soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice gets the nation's high esmest military a. the latest in the killing of a yale university grad student. less than an hour ago, police arrested raymond clark, we understand he's now at the police station. he is a technician in the same
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building where annie le worked and her body was found on sunday. this is video of them putting him into a cop car on sunday. cops say annie le was strangled. they have not talked about what a motive would be. and the police chief in new haven, connecticut, cautioned people not to jump to conclusions. >> i think it's important to note that this is not about university crime, it's not about domestic crime. but an issue of workplace violence, which has become a growing concern around the country. >> so he called it a case of workplace violence. richard lui's going to have what we do know about the suspect, raymond clark who was arrested. we're learning more about a terror plot investigation that is stretching from new york to colorado. yesterday, the fbi raided the denver area apartment of a man suspected of having ties to al qaeda. agents were seen taking out boxes of evidence for zazi. he is cooperating with the
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investigation. neighbors say they're surprised. >> and it's really nice neighborhood, you never suspect this would happen here. >> he seemed normal. really nice and i hope that they're not terrorists, because if they're not, that's great. but if they are, we'd like to know so we can, you know, at least protect our family. >> just last week in new york, police searched zazi's car twice. his lawyers say police also raided the apartment where zazi stayed when he was in new york. former president jimmy carter stepped up the claim that racism drives a lot of the outrage against president obama. last night carter told students at emery university that some people believe he shouldn't be president because he's african-american and called for action against what he called unprecedented personal attacks on the president. >> and i think people that are guilty of that kind of personal attack against obama have been influenced to a major degree by
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a belief that he should not be president because he happens to be african-american. it's a racist attitude. and my hope is and my expectation is that in the future both democratic leaders and republican leaders will take the initiative in condemning that kind of unprecedented attack on the president of the united states. >> on tuesday, carter said that the same racist attitude motivated congress when joe wilson shouted you lie during the president's health care speech. wilson denies that and says it's a distraction from the issues. yesterday white house press secretary robert gibbs said that president obama does not think his skin color is behind people's opposition to his policies. we have more stunning video of a.c.o.r.n. workers giving advice on how to set up a brothel and hide prostitution money. she told a couple that she was once in the sex trade too.
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>> -- my hero. >> i understand. and believe me i do know because i used to -- because they didn't care. i had people that would take care of every little wish, every fantasy. >> oh, my goodness. that worker later told our sister network cnn that she made it all up and she was suspicious of the couple from the start. now you remember that the tapes were made by two conservative activists posed as a pump and a prostitute. a.c.o.r.n. has announced a hiring freeze and new training program for the employees. >> i have over 700 employees, and i would be the first to say under my watch this is unacceptable, these are not our standards and our practices. and let me add because of our quality control, not one application, not one document, not one shred of paper was ever filed or put in for these people.
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>> a.c.o.r.n. ceo says four employees caught in the sting have been fired. when asked about the tapes, robert muller told a senate committee that the fbi would look into it. another proposal, kind of bubbled up here. a group of nutrition and economics experts wants a one-cent tax on every ounce of soda and sweetened drinks. on every ounce. the idea was published in the new england journal of medicine. the authors say that the tax would help soda drinkers lose two pounds a year. the american beverage association says it won't work. five minutes after the hour. all right. the weather. bob is starting in new mexico, why is that? >> heavy rain for the last couple of days, rob. upper level low right there. the weather pattern is weird. it's the el nino. that's way down to the south and one up to the north, the polar jet stream. and in between, systems don't
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move because they're not pushed out by the jet stream. we've had this upper level low around new mexico and floating around the four corners for the last two to three days. heavy rain continues underneath that. you zoom into the area. most of it falling shy of albuquerque, but look at the steady stream of rain coming up from out of the south. it's going to be heavy times today. watch for another inch from albuquerque down to the south. we have flood advisories because of the rain you're anticipating for the afternoon that will finally end up overnight through tomorrow as that low finally gets absorbed into the westerlies by tomorrow afternoon. as for the bigger area of low pressure, it's right around texas now and there's a surface low attached to it too. plenty of moisture, plenty of energy out of the gulf of mexico, and it's all pulling in into lower parts of arkansas. you'll see an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain today. flash flood warnings. those are the areas shaded in bright green. you can see the city itself, not as heavy with the rain right now. give it some time, the aerial coverage will, in fact, grow and the rain will stretch through tennessee back down to the gulf
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coast too. up towards the gulf. washington, d.c., clouds are in, light showers are a possibility. winds out of the northeast today about 5 to 10 miles per hour. that's a cooler wind. watch for your highs only in about the 60s, maybe close to 70. you see clouds there, that's the way it's going to be for the rest of the day. more of that, rob, in about half an hour. >> thank you. chris brown's fans showed up to watch him start his community service. are you kidding me? for beating fellow singer rihan rihanna. he cleared debris at the horse stable. it was the first day of 180 days of community labor for him. he also has to pay the extra guards there to protect him. investigators found bones there yesterday in the area where jaycee dugard was held captive for 18 years. and today they're going to be back. they're going to bring in special help in their search for more evidence. police have made an arrest in the case of a yale grad student killed days before her wedding. more on that breaking story this morning.en ...
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it is time right now for our military salute, sarah randall wants to salute her husband patrick who is stationed in afghanistan. she says she and the kids miss him so much, she says he's trained with some of the most wonderful men and women she's ever had the honor to meet and that her husband and these men and women are her kids' heroes. isn't that the sweetest message? if you have someone in the military you want to salute, cnn.com/robin. search dogs and special radar will go over the area today where jaycee dugard was allegedly held captive for 18 years. investigators found more bone fragments yesterday on the property owned by phillip and nancy garrido and in a yard next door. they're being tested to see if they're human. police are investigating whether phillip garrido was involved in the disappearance of the two other girls about 20 years ago. just saying this sounds
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unbelievable, doctors used a tooth to repair a blind woman's eye so she could see again. new for you in the next half hour. some of our friends on facebook said oh, it must have been her i-tooth. my book is out right now. i hope it's something you will enjoy if you read it. it's called "morning sunshine, how to radiate confidence and feel it too." how do you inspire self-confidence in other people? that's the question today. go to cnn.com/robin, click on the little e-mail link inside the context box, send us your answer. today we're going to announce the winner from today in about 30 minutes. that person gets a free autographed copy of the book. the grand prize, though, is a trip to atlanta so that we can meet you. if you already bought the book and you're like, so why should i enter now? because of the grand prize if nothing else. so you're searching the help wanted ads, but finding a job is
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still extremely difficult for you. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here with an update about how the job market's doing. >> thanks, robin, yes. these are the weekly numbers from the labor department. they're going in the right direction. we saw the lowest number that we've seen in two months. it still means 545,000 people lined up to get jobless benefits for the first time. but it's down 3 out of 4 weeks. so that's a sign that companies are starting to slow down when it comes to layoffs. they're not hiring yet. so we have so many people out of work, still collecting those benefits, 6.23 million getting benefits now, and remember, that doesn't even count people who maybe saw their benefits run out or maybe got so depressed that they stopped looking for work because they couldn't find any. better news. stocks rose in eight out of the past nine trading sessions bringing the dow within striking distance of 10,000. wall street really is hoping for the recovery here. got some good news in a bad economy and the dow last night closing near 9,800.
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the best close since october. okay. you've heard all of the hoopla and the latest headline about the newest health care proposal put forth by max baucus in an effort to at least get lawmakers to the table. we wanted to look at how this bill would affect you, your family, your bottom line. like most of the health care bills, if you already have health care through work, really nothing necessarily changes for you. the changes are for people who don't have health care. this bill would force americans to buy coverage. so if you didn't get any, you would be fined. they're pretty hefty too if you make more than $66,000 a year, that's a $3,800 fine. one small business is putting a new spin on the classic classroom game of paper football. stephanie elam has the details in her "small business success." >> reporter: he was inspired by a childhood game to start a
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grown-up business. >> i was watching tv one night, saw some kids playing the age old paper football that most americans have either seen played or played at some point in their life. and just started drawing. >> reporter: but sketches became finger football and that kicked off a whole sports board game company. he went to the nfl for licensing rights to feature team logos on the games. >> they said, it's doubtful, but we'll look at it. well, a month later i'm in manhattan signing a deal with the national football league. >> reporter: appealing to nfl fans is key to zeolosports success. but a lack of manufacturing knowledge sidelined the company. >> i wasn't inclined. we traveled the world looking for those people that could do the best job for us at the best price. >> reporter: zelosport stayed in the game thanks to expanding to other sports like golf and hard work. >> be prepared for the long haul. >> reporter: or the long ball.
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>> oh, maybe you think that your business should be on our show. send us your success story. cnn.com/robin. upload your video, share your tips, you could be next on the show. rob, back to you. police say they've caught a woman who went on a crime spree armed with nothing but sticky notes.
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>> that happening moments ago at that hotel. what we do know about him, the details have been coming in. clark worked as an animal services technician at yale, le worked for a lab that did experiments on mice. part of his job was cleaning the cages of research analysts. her sister and brother are lab techs, as well. none of them have gone to work since le's body was found. >> so what about a possible motive in the case? i noticed that during the news conference this morning, the police were saying basically, don't be jumping to conclusions here. >> the question's been out there for several days. the police chief saying and calling this a case of workplace violence, but he would not elaborate on exactly what that meant. he did confirm that there was no romantic relationship between raymond clark and annie le. we may not know much more, though, robin until the trial because the judge has sealed those warrants. that includes the details about
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what evidence police have against clark at the moment and the fact police say they have hundreds of pieces of evidence that still have to go to the lab, robin. >> i think they call that an abundance of evidence this morning. richard, thank you. really, thanks. we're waiting for a sound effect. we don't have it. an nfl player blamed for costing his team a game had his home vandalized. rafer, this is over a game. >> over a game, robin, and we had one facebooker say it wasn't really vandalizing, it was a prank. let me be clear, what was written on this man's lawn, there was nothing funny about it. we cannot show it to you. we are talking about buffalos' mccalvin who took the blame for the bills' loss to the patriots after he fumbled on a kickoff return. the team was ahead by five points and only a few minutes left and the pats recovered. vandals wrote this obscenity on his lawn, not an obscenity we can reveal to you. two 16-year-olds later admitted to it. mckelvin said he's not upset.
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>> i don't want anybody to get arrested or anything like that. our fans have been great. it's one incident, hope we don't have anymore. in other news, president barack obama turned the white house lawn into a sports complex. trying his hand here at fencing. it's more like one of those toy jedi swords. he and the first lady in support of getting the olympics in 2016. the ioc's going to decide in about two weeks. michelle obama will go, the president will not. between chicago, madrid, tokyo, and rio de janeiro. apparently it's not hurting his popularity, his jersey, not that we expected it to, was one of the top selling jersey this summer. now, together with his time with the pack and the jets, he sold more jerseys now than anyone in nfl history.
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and lastly, it was the season finale of our favorite show "shaq versus." he was taking on michael phelps. aqua man versus superman. three different races, shaq got a head start in all of them. and the last one, right down to the wire. but, you know, robin. the ratings on this show were really, really high. people really enjoyed watching this. >> yeah. it's popular. >> phelps' family was there and shaq had to put on the pink swimming cap. >> he loves attention. he cannot get enough of it. thank you. all right. the newlywed game is boldly going where the show has never gone before. it's having on its first gay couple and it's star trek star george tikei and his partner. the new edition started a year ago. a woman has brought smiles to soldiers faces from world war ii to operation iraqi freedom. how she's been showing her support through every major conflict. bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb@
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all right. the new york stock exchange just opened for business. the markets are at their highest for the year. so will today's jobless report keep the dow climbing toward 10,000? we'll get a live report in just a few minutes. first, though, breaking news. police have made an arrest in the case of a grad student killed at yale university. they picked up raymond clark about an hour ago. he is a technician in the building where annie le worked and where her body was found sunday. police won't talk about a motive other than to call it workplace violence. president obama is dropping plans for a missile defense system in eastern europe. that is what a senior white house official is telling us this morning. the bush administration angered russia when it proposed the idea. who's your favorite beatle? according to a poll, nearly 30% said paul. 16% said john, george got 10%, and 9% picked ringo. 22% of the people said they
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don't like the beatles at all. at all? the poll comes as the reissues of the beatles music are really pushing up the sales. hey, good morning. how are you? part of my voice seems a little squeaky today, i'm not sure why. you're telling me i have to be quiet? not just yet. morning sunshine, i'm robin meade. more now on that breaking news story in the yale grad student murder. police say that raymond clark iii will be arraigned in the next 24 hours for the murder of annie le. that's him getting into the car. correspondent richard lui is joining us now. so he worked with her. that's what we do know. >> that's right, robin. and the details are still coming in in recent days. clark worked as a technician at yale. worked at a lab that did experiments on mice. he would've had contact with her because part of his job was cleaning the cages of research animals. four search warrants were served to take dna from his hair,
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fingernails, and saliva. >> do we know if they have a dna match? that is the big question here because a lot of people would consider that, you know, just a lock here. >> a major development if that were to be stated. well, the judge has sealed arrest warrants, robin. that means that the new haven police chief cannot tell us right now if there was a dna match or not. even though, again, they tested him for his dna. he did not comment briefly on the motive calling it a case of "workplace violence." the chief also confirmed there was no romantic relationship here, robin, between raymond clark and annie le. >> okay. thank you, richard, appreciate it. a soldier who gave his life in afghanistan will receive a medal of honor today. the parents of sergeant first class jarrod monty will be on hand for a ceremony at the white house this afternoon. monty gave his life to save a comrade in afghanistan. >> he died doing what he felt he had to do. it didn't matter.
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the end result because that was him. he just gave what the creed said, you never leave a soldier behind. >> well, this will be the first medal of honor awarded by president obama. doctors have used a tooth to help a woman who was blind for nine years see again. the doctors used a procedure never done in the u.s. before. they implanted a tooth to grow some eye tissue. then the tooth was used to hold up a prosthetic lens. >> that is amazing. just look at those clouds. >> wow, the procedure's been done about 600 times worldwide. kay thornton's eyes were scarred in reaction to some medication. and our fun viewers on facebook -- if you want to go there, you'll enjoy the
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comments. it must have been an eyetooth. >> it's amazing to me still, isn't it? >> i do wince every time i look at the video as they're sharpening the tooth or whatever. >> it was out of her head at that point, so it's not that bad. but still. big spirals low pressure region, right around dallas, same one from yesterday. coming out of the gulf of mexico, just a rich moisture source. piling it on top, especially around north florida in towards georgia. reaching back again into arkansas. and let me show you the flash flood watches and warnings. all the areas i have shaded in dark green are in watches. the light shaded green areas are flash flood warnings. that includes little rock and outside of dallas. from all of the rain you had yesterday, add an additional one inch to two inches today. and then more downpours coming at you overnight tonight and tomorrow. so where is the rain headed tonight? dallas, on the dry side, but most of the rain around the red river. notice the direction down towards the south, down towards big d.
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watch for more thundershowers there today. around the little rock region, get down to the south in arkansas, more thunderstorms developing, that will spread out later today. heavy downpours once again around nashville, it's going to be here for most of the day. showers and thunderstorms across the deep southeast, mainly around atlanta for the afternoon. new mexico getting slammed and blasted with heavy rain too. i'll show you that radar in just about half an hour. how about that orlando tower cam? if you're traveling down here, low clouds in once again. we have that delay of 30 minutes currently at the airport. and i'll tell you the full delay status in about 15 minutes. >> thank you. >> yep. the dow jumped by triple digits yesterday to the highest level in nearly a year. wow, susan lisovicz at the new york stock exchange. can we follow that trend today? >> well, for the dow, look at where the dow is, robin. we're at 9,799, 200 points from dow 10,000. check it out. see my hat, robin.
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>> that's cute. >> it's cute. you know what's not cute, though? that hat is 10 years old, because that's when the dow first hit 10,000. let's talk about some upbeat economic news. home construction rose 1.5% last month hitting the highest level in nine months, largely because of the surge in apartment buildings and new jobless claims unexpectedly dropped to the lowest level in more than two months. but the number of people relying on unemployment benefits over the long-term rose to 6.2 million. which shows, you know, people are still having problems finding work. american airlines landed in nearly $3 billion cash injection from citigroup and ge will use the funds to add flights at hubs in dallas, chicago, new york, and miami. american is also cutting capacity in st. louis and raleigh. abercrombie & fich is suing beyonce knowles.
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her plan to use the name of her new alter ego violates their men's fragrance. said neither the terms fierce or sasha fierce will be used in the name of the fragrance. but the lawsuit as we know it still stands. >> huh. >> robin? >> well, the name is no longer a problem. >> yeah, but i guess they just want to make it clear. they don't want beyonce and fierce competing with the men's cologne fierce. >> thank you, appreciate it. >> you're welcome. an african-american woman said that a white man beat her in front of her 7-year-old daughter. the fbi's investigating it as a possible hate crime. you're going to hear the woman describe how her daughter reacted to the alleged attack.
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a senate health care proposal could affect your wallet. almost everyone would have to buy health insurance or pay a fine. the biggest fine is almost $4,000 for families. small business owners may tap into tax credits to help insure workers. the plan does not include a public option for the uninsured. lawmakers from both parties are slamming the plan. >> any health care proposal that does not have the competition and cost containment that can only be achieved via public option will be considered dead on arrival. >> we're barking up the wrong tree, mr. president. this debate about health care should be about reducing costs. that should be the first goal of what we mean when we say the words health care reform.
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>> well, the plan would require insurance companies and others to pay $349 billion in taxes and fees. we have new details from an african-american woman who says that a white man yelled racial slurs while he beat her. the army reservist says she was attacked in front of her 7-year-old daughter outside a restaurant near atlanta. >> yes, he did punch me with a closed fist repeated times. my head is hurting still today. i have knots on my head. my daughter had to standby and witness the entire thing. and she was afraid. she had mentioned to me and had cried about the fact that she was trying to protect mommy by pushing the door and the man pushed the door back and squished her. >> well, the fbi's investigating it as a possible hate crime. the man told police that the woman spit on him and accused him of trying to hit her daughter with a door. she denies provoking the attack.
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the last prisoners are gone from a huge u.s. military detention camp in iraq. now, the u.s. military closed camp buca in southern iraq today. it once held 22,000 detainees. the u.s. has been releasing detainees or transferring custody to the iraqi government. it has part of last year's security agreement. two more detention camps are set to be handed over to iraq next year. did you know that you can make your own gas for your car? i don't know, i just have this picture of like a big vat or something. and maybe get a tax credit for it. well, hln money expert clark howard explains how trash could put money back into your wallet. >> okay. back in the 1930s during the great depression, it was also prohibition. and a lot of people put in home stills. but the home stills they were putting in were to make illegal alcohol. today, what kind of still are people looking at putting in their home?
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believe it or not, their own gas station where they make their own fuel for their cars right at their homes. now, this has been a pipe dream for people in engineering for a long, long time. people being able to take their own trash, their own waste at their home and put it into productive use is energy for vehicles. but now, that may actually happen. there's even one company that's out there struggling trying to make a go of it. their technology is called the microfueler. thing's expensive, $10,000, federal tax credits means it pays back in about two years. i'm clark howard. for more ways you can save a buck, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark will teach you to save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. so catch him at noon eastern on saturdays and sundays right here on hln. okay. let's talk about how you feel about yourself and how you make other people feel good about themselves. today's winning answer in our
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morning sunshine contest came from jim. we asked how do you inspire self-confidence in other people? jim says that most of us have more than enough great things going for us but don't stop often enough to realize it. so i compliment them on what they're good at and encourage them to go for their dreams. jim, you know what? you are going to win this. a new free autographed copy of my new book. we'll announce a winner every day. so go ahead and submit an answer to the question which is how do you inspire self-confidence in other people. you could be eligible for tomorrow. the grand prize is a trip to atlanta. a little girl who threw back a baseball is an instant celebrity. and her daddy. women are kind of swooning over him. >> because he's such a great dad, robin. this video's been getting a lot of publicity. a 3-year-old takes her dad's foul ball and throws it back. well, now how the team has stepped up to make sure they
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we consider all of our viewers vips. these are today taking the vip tour. and i can't wait to meet them. if you want to take it too, you see how the inside workings of hln go. go to cnn.com/robin. it's 47 minutes past the hour. an 18-year-old armed with an ax, knives, attacked his high school this morning. that's according to police in southern germany. nine students were hurt, including two seriously. the suspect was also injured when he was shot by police. he has been arrested. some of the stories we're already watching today in the morning express planner at 10:30 a.m. eastern. the vietnam veterans memorial fund launches a new project to collect photos of the more than 58,000 people named on that wall. and then at 11:40 a.m. eastern, president obama speaks about health care reform at the university of maryland. a middle schoolteacher is accused of buying alcohol for two high schoolers. and they say that he did it a lot.
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now, police in minnesota say that the students asked 38-year-old scott richards to get them some wine. when he brought back beer instead, they got mad. >> so they wouldn't pay him for the beer and pay pareapparently dispute occurred at that point. >> he is charged with four gross misdemeanor offenses, the maximum penalty a year in jail or $3,000 fine. >> richards has been at the school for 16 years. right now he's on leave during the investigation. >> what is wrong with people? an ugly scene at yankee stadium has baseball officials crying foul big time. here's rafer with a little bit more on the tape. what i want to notice is i try to notice who is at the bottom of the heat and who is trying to pull everybody apart. >> and this was pure chaos, robin. i know it's a part of baseball, but it's a part of baseball that i do not like. and this brawl in the bronx is now going to be not going unpunished. two guys off the field for a while. the yankees were hosting toronto and tensions escalated the
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entire game. these two guys at the center of it. he got bumped by posada and both benches were clearing. they were at the bottom, carlson was getting hit pretty bad. they've both been suspended three games, carlson fined $3,000 and posada $2,500. now from a bad baseball story to a bittersweet one. the detroit tigers had a very touching moment in their game last night as they paid tribute to their long time broadcaster ernie harwell. a 90-year-old man has inoperable cancer. for 42 years he was the voice of the team and began his career with the dodgers who traded a player for him in 1948. and michael jordan and basketball fans today in chicago, they'll be auctioning off massive amounts of memorabilia. the basketball i.d. those lebron james' shoes he wore personal favorite, checks
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jordan's that somebody kept. a portion of the money is going to go to the james jordan foundation which helps fund underserved public schools and is building a hospital. an update on this adorable video. if you haven't seen it, you've got to see it. a dad catches a foul ball. he gives it to his 3-year-old daughter. and she throws it back. and he goes, oh! steve and his 3-year-old daughter, emily. the two have become national stars. instant celebrities partially because of the guy's reaction. isn't it priceless. >> precious. >> he's like, it's okay. >> they've been making the rounds on talk shows. the team graciously gave them four balls, four, after they saw this on the tv. >> he said the reason that he hugged her and stuff, because she thought she was in trouble after doing it. isn't that sweet? he's like, it's okay. yes, bobby? >> there's something about daughters, you know. take a sledge hammer to your
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car, you're like, good swing. let me show you in tampa, the tampa/st. pete area, showers just off across the gulf. see it rotate it. delay wise for the area, atlanta about an hour because rain thunderstorms coming in. new york city metro, a delay, shorter, about a half hour. philadelphia, showers as well. low clouds in there. about a half hour delay. more about that in about a half hour. >> thank you. somebody is apparently stealing from a beach house formally owned by convicted ponzi schemer bernie madoff. police say a four-foot sculpture was taken from the porch. security has been tightened. the statue is worth about $300. but that peanuts compared to the house. that long island home is listed at $8.7 million. some u.s. soldiers are headed to battle before they even go to war in iraq. they're training in a replica of an iraqi town. even the civilians in the town are real iraqis. )d)d)d)d)d)d)d)d
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